August 15, 2018

Aromahead's August Newsletter

From Andrea


Do you have a favorite way to care for your skin?

Eating good food and drinking plenty of water are a great place to start. (Our skin loves water!) It’s also helpful to keep it protected during harsh weather (like strong sun or cold wind), and to use all natural skin care products to keep your skin hydrated and nourished.

Products that you make with essential oils can take it a few steps further, helping skin rejuvenate and heal itself, and even supporting overall health and immunity.

How can skin care products support immunity? That’s a great question! We know that essential oils can support health in a variety of ways—for example, they can calm inflammation, soothe our nervous systems, or encourage circulation. On the other hand, it’s common for store-bought products to contain harsh ingredients that can actually put stress on our immune systems. So replacing store-bought skin care products with essential oil versions you make yourself can have a huge impact not only on your skin, but on your overall health. And of course, it’s a lot more fun! (Sign me up for that!)

The skin is the largest organ on the body. In this month’s newsletter, I’ll share some recipes and essential oil information for caring for it naturally. I hope you have fun making these recipes!


A Recipe for You: Flower, Myrrh + Vetiver Body Oil

geranium copyThis is a moisturizing oil you can use daily to keep your skin nourished. All three essential oils are gentle and supportive, helping skin heal. Jojoba is a beautiful carrier for a daily moisturizing oil! Did you know that it’s actually a liquid wax (not an oil), and that chemically, it resembles the natural oils our skin produces? Jojoba also doesn’t have a strong aroma of its own, so the scents of the essential oils you add will shine through.

Flower, Myrrh & Vetiver Body Oil

  • 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 5 drops Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
  • 4 drops Geranium (Pelargonium × asperum)
  • 3 drops Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle. Use it to moisturize as needed!

On the Aromahead Blog: Super Soaker Dry Skin Salve

July 23-Blog title-Dry Skin not with siper soaker dry skin salve-1200x1200-V1Dry skin is no fun.

It’s one thing to keep your skin moisturized and nourished. But if your skin gets really dried out and chapped—for example, around your elbows or knuckles—then it’s not always easy to reinfuse moisture into the area and soothe that “cracked desert” feeling. You need a good dry skin salve.

Palmarosa essential oil is on the case!

In my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, I imagined that Palmarosa . . .

“wants to learn everything it can about how to care for skin, and then put that knowledge into practice. That’s why Palmarosa runs a research center in India [where a lot of Palmarosa grows!], studying skin and creating nourishing body products.”

I love the way Palmarosa essential oil helps to rejuvenate damaged skin. It’s just so nourishing!

Read more . . . 

More from the Aromahead Blog

Our Aromatherapy World: How to Become a Certified Aromatherapist!

1. 6 am - registerDo you dream of sharing your passion for essential oils with others in a bigger way?

Are you curious about what it would take to truly master your craft…and possibly even turn it into a fun + profitable business?

Then I’d love to invite you to a LIVE webinar I’m hosting called “How to Become a Certified Aromatherapist.”

This FREE online class will help you:

  • Feel more confident in your ability to help others using Essential Oils
  • Discover how to choose the most ideal oils in every situation – and understand their safety considerations (this is especially important for pregnant women + children!)
  • Learn the basics of essential oil chemistry in a FUN + interactive demonstration
  • Explore how you can become a Certified Aromatherapist…and be seen as a true expert in your field

Space is limited! Sign up now!

Exciting Announcement: The Heart of Aromatherapy eBook is on sale!

heartofaromatherapyHay House just let me know that my eBook, The Heart of Aromatherapy, is on sale for only $1.99!

Forty essential oils’ unique properties come to life in this guide to safe and effective aromatherapy! Full of essential practical information (Latin name, aroma, uses, and safety tips) as well as “personality” profiles expressing the core physical, spiritual, and emotional supportive capabilities, this go-to guide is easy to reference and enjoyable to read.

Over 100 recipes are provided for boosting skin care, rest and relaxation, respiratory, digestion, pain relief, meditation and contemplation, and natural cleaning, and kid-friendly adjustments accompany each recipe.

Both budding and experienced aromatherapists alike will be able to create personalized essential oil blends for happy, healthy bodies, minds, spirits, and homes.

From now until September 2nd, you can find the eBook for only $1.99 at the following online retailers:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Store 

Essential Oil Spotlight: Balsam Copaiba

Balsam Copaiba Essential Oil SpotlightBalsam Copaiba is often mistaken for a conifer, but it’s actually a tropical plant that grows in Brazil.

It doesn’t have needles or cones, but it does produce a rich resin that the native people use to distill a warm, skin-loving oil.

Balsam Copaiba has more in common with resins like Frankincense than with conifers like Black Spruce!

Like Frankincense and other resin oils, Balsam Copaiba essential oil is excellent for respiratory support and skin care. It’s good at reducing inflammation and inspiring peaceful calm conditions in the body and mind. (I really love blending these two oils!)

Click here to read more!

Business Tip: Slack

Slack_Technologies_Logo.svgIf you work with a team, you might really enjoy trying out Slack!

Slack is a website and app that helps you communicate easily with your team about anything and everything. It’s like email, a chatroom, Dropbox, and a social media network for business teams, all rolled into one.

The Aromahead team and I use Slack every day, and I can’t say enough how much we enjoy it! One thing I like about Slack is that you can set up different “channels,” which are like chatrooms. You can have a channel between you and your marketing director, you and your entire team, or a channel dedicated to a specific project, inviting only those who need to know about it. It is so easy to switch back and forth to look at different channels and threads of conversation. This is a useful feature, especially if you’re involved in multiple projects at once.

Slack also has features that allow you to upload and share files directly in the system. So convenient! (No need for various things like email, a message service, or even phone calls—you can actually make phone calls directly from Slack on your computer or mobile phone!)

The Slack team made a fun, quick video about all the things their app can do. (I want to say that I’m not affiliated with Slack, but I do just really love their app and want to tell you about it!)

Aromahead Video: Pretty Peaceful Soap-Free Face Wash with Neroli and Frankincense Essential Oil

Video images-February-Title-Neroli and Frankincense Pretty Peaceful Soap Free Face Wash-1280 x 720-V1Have you considered using a soap-free cleanser on your face?

If so, I have the perfect DIY cleansing recipe for you! This beautiful, non-drying argan oil and aloe vera natural face wash is easy to make at home.

The essential oils in this facial cleanser have so many beneficial properties. Neroli oil is made from citrus blossoms, and it’s a very light oil. Frankincense oil brings in a really grounded feeling to the aroma. Both of these oils are nourishing, healing and cooling - perfect if your skin is red, hot or inflamed.

Watch the video and enjoy the recipe!

Caring for our skin goes more than “skin deep.” Yes, it can help us look more beautiful, but it also helps us feel healthier. I hope these recipes nourish your overall well-being!